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no rest (or peace) for the weary

Definition of no rest or peace for the weary in English:

humorous One’s heavy workload or lack of tranquility is due to one’s own choices, or to one’s sinful life.
[with biblical allusion to Isa. 48:22, 57:21]
Example sentences
  • Once my mind goes in a particular direction, once I decide to delve into a particular subject, there is no rest for the weary.
  • We are organizing as you are gloating, because in this game there is absolutely no rest for the weary.
  • This time, Cherney was deep into mixing four different Stones DVD projects culled from the group's last tour; truly, there is no rest for the weary.
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